Morehead Writing Project

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Fall 2011 Workshops Set

The Morehead Writing Project will offer its fifth set of Saturday Series workshops this Fall. The professional development sessions will help teachers implement the new Core Standards, use technology to teach literacy across the content areas, and provide strategic instruction for constructed responses and on-demand writing.

On Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon teachers can choose between these two sessions (both held on the campus of Morehead State University):

Deconstructing Constructed Response: Open response and constructed response are not the same! Do you know the difference? Old methods used to teach students how to answer open response questions are outdated and will not satisfy new requirements under Senate Bill One.  This session focuses on constructed response questions and how they compare and contrast with open response. Participants will learn how to write good constructed response questions and how to teach students to write exemplary constructed response answers.

Digital Storytelling:  Promoting Content-Area Literacy Through Technology: Incorporating technology into content areas can overwhelming and the new Common Core Standards are bursting with technology.  Join us as we share research supporting digital storytelling, examples of student work (from elementary to high school), and standards that digital storytelling addresses. This session will give you technology tools, lesson ideas, and rubrics to take back to your classroom ready to implement your first technology project incorporating the new Common Core Standards and digital storytelling.

On Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to noon teachers can choose between these two sessions (both held on the campus of Morehead State University):

On-Demand Writing:  Back By Popular Demand: Teaching students to do well on the on-demand writing portion of the KCCT can be demanding! Let us help you master the fine art of teaching students to write fantastic on-demand writing pieces. Participants will learn different methods and techniques for helping students compose exemplary on-demand writing pieces.

Technology/Writing Connections With The New Standards: This session will simplify the new deconstructed standards to help connect writing with technology. Through the use of technology, we will use the new Kentucky Rubric (Draft) for writing to ensure all new curriculum standards are fully incorporated into your classroom.

All sessions are $20. Register online or download a registration form to mail or fax to MWP.

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